April 8, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—In conjunction with the exhibition Casa Manana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present a special children’s story time with Megan Lambert, who will feature The Painted Pig, a story by Elizabeth Morrow, and other picture books, on Tuesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the museum. The event is free and open to the public.

As part of a collaborative effort between the Mead Art Museum and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, where she leads story time activities, Lambert will help the children to talk about picture books, learn some songs relating to the art in the Casa Manana exhibition and, if weather permits, create an outdoor mural. Lambert is also the Youth Services Librarian at the Gaylord Memorial Library in South Hadley, and has led a yearlong outreach to children and educators at local schools on behalf of the Eric Carle Museum, scheduled to open in November.

The Casa Manana exhibition remains on view until April 21. The Mead Art Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and holidays. More information can be obtained on the museum’s Website at http://www.amherst.edu/~mead or by calling 413/542-2335.